Principal Consultant - Product
At AND, we accelerate the development of digital capabilities. In practice, that means helping ambitious leaders and organisations build the teams, products, processes and even operational structures they need to close the digital skills gap within their organisation today, so that they thrive tomorrow.
Clients rely on our experience, agility and craft skills across tech and business strategy, software development and product management to address some of the toughest challenges facing their businesses.
We bring aboard thinkers, tinkerers, passionate software craftspeople and inspiring technologists to help us solve these challenges. Together, we’re united by a sense of pragmatism, purpose and a deeply-held belief that digital products and technology alone won’t transform a business or save the world: it’s the people that count.
AND Consulting (part of the AND Digital family) offers our clients transformational advisory expertise, helping them solve their most complex, ambiguous and strategic problems. We collaborate with our clients to build remarkable digital products and teams together, in new inspiring and innovative ways.
Our Product consultants help our clients develop effective product management practices and teams to support their business success. We have broad experience in the many aspects of digital transformation – product, technology and people change - which helps us to get the right tailored solution for each client.
Not only is AND is one of Europe’s fastest growing technology companies, it’s also a great place with an inclusive people focused culture and workplace flexibility. This ambitious growth means this post offers a tremendous opportunity to influence the direction and proposition of the Product practice and AND Consulting as a whole, within a supportive and nurturing working environment.
As a Product Principal you’re probably a digital product professional or consultant wanting to use your practical experience to help our clients build successful products, great teams and long-lasting value. Whatever your background, you’ll be working with our clients to:
Deliver business success through better digital products, teams and approaches.
Review and assess digital product organisations, strategies and ways of working.
Setup new approaches, governance, tools and templates to embed lasting change.
Design and refine product, UX and delivery functions and teams.
Work closely with client teams to transition to an agile product culture and mindset.
Help deliver inspiring product visions, meaningful strategies and effective discoveries.
Making a difference for our clients whilst managing risks and ambiguity.
Applying a commercial mindset: identifying opportunities to support our clients.
Engaging client people at all levels to steer and influence product management direction.
Leading the discovery and shaping of a new product or delivery engagement.
Building rapport quickly and inspire confidence with both internal and client teams.
Designing and delivering key artefacts and workshops - e.g. roadmaps, vision boards.
Communicating convincingly – listen, understand and challenge
Coaching junior team members, including performance and progression management.
Bringing a point of view, perspective and clarity to complex client challenges.
Experience working as consultant or contractor in a variety of organisations.
The flexibility and appetite to contribute to other practices e.g. Delivery or People.
Commercial awareness: ability to spot opportunities for us to help clients.
From the work we deliver, to the way we serve and support our people, we work hard to ensure that there’s nowhere quite like AND. But joining a company is a two-way street: the fit has to work on both sides. So before you apply, here’s three key things to understand about us:
We’re built for people - like, real humans. Not ‘resources’ or ‘staff’. That means happiness and wellbeing really do matter to us, and we hate unnecessary hierarchy and bureaucracy.
There’s no well-trodden path ahead: AND is growing fast and forging a new trail. That’s exciting, and gives us all the autonomy and opportunity we love - but bear in mind it also demands focus, patience and resilience.
Diversity is a priority. After all, to build great products that a wide variety of different people love to use, we need a wide variety of people to help us build them. So diversity is more than a policy or a word: it’s business critical for us.